Something off with etsan’s posts?

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  • Fri, May 21, 2010 - 04:51am

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    Something off with etsan’s posts?

Something about this person’s posts seemed a little strange to me.  I recently saw someone doing this on another forum I belong to.  They seemed to be very interested in the subject but the questions were off base – as if they were fishing for info.   I noticed from etsan’s post history that one question was about whether they “should I sell my house” and then later this person asked if  they “should buy a house”.  In the first one they still owe on the house and worry about foreclosures affecting the value of their home, in the second they have enough money to buy a house and pay cash.  A little strange but maybe it’s just me.

  • Fri, May 21, 2010 - 05:02am

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    Re: Something off with etsan’s posts?

I don’t see it as a problem.  Everybody is wrestling with what to do right now in housing.  It is a conundrum:

real estate values are still falling, however Interest rates are at all time lows with a very high risk of rising.

Chris’ answer for himself was to buy and lock in the low interest payment, because he was planning to stay and modify the homestead for sustainable living for the long term.

  • Fri, May 21, 2010 - 05:07am

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    Re: Something off with etsan’s posts?

[quote=Littleskipper]

Something about this person’s posts seemed a little strange to me.  I recently saw someone doing this on another forum I belong to.  They seemed to be very interested in the subject but the questions were off base – as if they were fishing for info.   I noticed from etsan’s post history that one question was about whether they “should I sell my house” and then later this person asked if  they “should buy a house”.  In the first one they still owe on the house and worry about foreclosures affecting the value of their home, in the second they have enough money to buy a house and pay cash.  A little strange but maybe it’s just me.

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Hm…  FWIW, on another thread Etsan wanted to know why a stock market crash would cause job loss.  Anybody who’s watched the CC (and/or been paying attention since the .com crash) oughta know the answer to that question.  I answered the ? in detail out of a desire to make newcomers feel welcome.  

Maybe Etsan is a bot who has been programmed to ask the kinds of questions that would stimulate answers?  Undecided

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  • Fri, May 21, 2010 - 06:11am

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    Re: Something off with etsan’s posts?

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Maybe Etsan is a bot who has been programmed to ask the kinds of questions that would stimulate answers?  Undecided

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Why would anyone want to program a bot to do that? 

  • Fri, May 21, 2010 - 01:08pm

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    Re: Something off with etsan’s posts?

Admittedly — it’s an unlikely prospect.  That’s why I used the “rolling eyes” emoticon.

Having said that, programming geeks do all sorts of things for inscrutable (to the outside eye) reasons.  And everybody should understand that in Sager-land, “geek” is not a pejorative term.  <smile>

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  • Fri, May 21, 2010 - 01:47pm

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    Re: Something off with etsan’s posts?

I’m not sure why it would matter. If the questions are legitimate then this is the place to get his questions answered. If he’s just fishing and wants to see his name in print and get a little attention then you can ignore his posts altogether and eventually he’ll get bored and leave. Or you could answer those questions anyhow because others might be interested to hear your response too and, even though you’re enabling him, you are still benefitting the community. You have the right to like or dislike whomever you choose for whatever reasons you want, as we all do, and if you don’t care for someone then just ignore them and their posts.

  • Fri, May 21, 2010 - 01:49pm

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    Re: Something off with etsan’s posts?

<oops> posted twice by mistake

  • Fri, May 21, 2010 - 03:13pm

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    Re: Something off with etsan’s posts?

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Maybe Etsan is a bot who has been programmed to ask the kinds of questions that would stimulate answers?  Undecided

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Actually, JAG (notice the third-person context) is a disinformation algo-bot for Goldman Sachs. Thank you for the profits.Sealed

  • Fri, May 21, 2010 - 06:08pm

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    Re: Something off with etsan’s posts?

Hahahahahha

 

JAG your too funny

 

  • Fri, May 21, 2010 - 06:28pm

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    Re: Something off with etsan’s posts?

Just had to put my tin foil hat on for a moment – you never know who’s really behind some of the posts and or what their motives might be.  When a person joins this type of forum they typically seem to have a decent understanding about what we’re facing in the near future and they themselves subscribe to some or all of the ideas…so to post  “maybe we don’t have anything to worry about” just doesn’t jive.  Anyway this is my final post on this subject…I have to get back to working on preparing.  Baker Seeds and Seeds of Change are calling my name at the moment.  

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